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“the he and the she of it…” A Portrait of James Joyce
On from 16 Mar 2017 till 16 Mar 2017
Tara Theatre
by Frank Grimes

Tickets: £12.50 - £16.00 / (£10 concessions)

About: “the he and the she of it…” A Portrait of James Joyce

One of Ireland’s leading actors Frank Grimes performs his riveting portrait of one of the world’s greatest literary figures, James Joyce. With extracts from Finnegans Wake, The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Dubliners and Ulysses, this performance is a superb tribute to the man and his work.

“the he and the she it…” A Portrait of James Joyce with its title taken from a line in Finnegans Wake, is the story of Joyce’s life and about the love between a man and a woman, Joyce and Nora Barnacle.

Frank Grimes was born in Dublin and trained at the Abbey Theatre. He scored an early success on Broadway as Brendan Behan in the Tony Award winning Borstal Boy. Frank received a Tony Nomination for Best Actor and was voted, “Most Promising Actor” by the New York critics in Variety. Frank has worked extensively in the London theatre, including the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre. His many television and film credits include, A Bridge Too Far, My Son, MySon, The Outsider, Britannia Hospital, The Whales of August, Blind Justice, When The Sky Falls, Kavanagh QC and more recently he was Barry in Coronation Street. His most recent stage appearance was as Father O’Donnell in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton’s musical, The Beautiful Game.

Frank’s exhilarating performance in “the he and the she of it…” A Portrait of James Joyce is simply breath taking. Not to be missed!


"Grimes’ concern is to illustrate Joyce’s biography with extracts from his novels. So Stephen Dedalus at school in Portrait of the Artist is taken to represent Joyce at school and Gabriel Conroy’s jealousy at his lover’s deceased ex in The Dead becomes Joyce’s possessive jealousy over his wife Nora Barnacle. Other intriguing titbits tumble forth… it demands that you actually open the Ulysses that’s been on the shelf all these years impressing visitors. Which is no mean feat." Brian Logan Time Out

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